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Local lab assistant raises awareness and appreciation for behind the scenes workers

Local lab assistant raises awareness and appreciation for behind the scenes workers

“It’s a unique profession … we may not be as prolific as doctors and nurses, but we are proud of the work we do."
Banff uses video cameras to monitor COVID-19 compliance at rec grounds

Banff uses video cameras to monitor COVID-19 compliance at rec grounds

Recognizing people want to get outside with the COVID-19 lockdown, the Town of Banff has also opened the skateboard park at certain times when supervisors are available: weekdays from 3-5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m-noon and 3-5 p.m.
Banff council gives philosophical direction on tax rate split

Banff council gives philosophical direction on tax rate split

“Businesses are certainly suffering and so are individuals,” said Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen.
Cyclist warns about potential risk from off-leash dogs after breaking arm in five places

Cyclist warns about potential risk from off-leash dogs after breaking arm in five places

"I guess what is frustrating for me is that so many people go walking with dogs off-leash and do not think about the consequences."
Alberta's top medical doc advises against visiting Banff

Alberta's top medical doc advises against visiting Banff

As Banff continues to follow provincial public health orders, random checkstops continue and July 1 Canada Day festivities, including the parade, are cancelled
UPDATED: Sighting of white grizzly bear in Banff 'exceedingly rare'

UPDATED: Sighting of white grizzly bear in Banff 'exceedingly rare'

Parks Canada urges drivers to obey all signs and to avoid stopping on the Trans-Canada Highway where a rare white grizzly bear and its sibling have been hanging out. “They’ve been getting onto the highway right-of-way fairly regularly and we’ve been getting reports of them along that section."
Notorious Banff grizzly Split Lip kills bear cub

Notorious Banff grizzly Split Lip kills bear cub

“Bear 136 killed one of the cubs of 142… this is a natural occurrence in the wild,” said Jon Stuart-Smith, a Parks Canada human-wildlife coexistence specialist for Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay national parks.
Parks Canada issues seasonal closure at Johnston Canyon to protect endangered birds

Parks Canada issues seasonal closure at Johnston Canyon to protect endangered birds

"I think too often it is forgotten that the national parks exists to preserve our wild habitats first and foremost – they don't exist solely for the benefit of visitors."
Banff, Canmore gardeners getting greenhouses open

Banff, Canmore gardeners getting greenhouses open

“With limited recreation activities and the fact that 85 to 90 per cent of Banff’s population was laid off, and with food security, this is one way we can provide some mental health benefits as well as being able to watch your garden grow.”
Local funds to be raised at Stay At Home Gala

Local funds to be raised at Stay At Home Gala

“This is an opportunity to raise some funds for COVID-19 emergency grants in the Bow Valley and sit back and enjoy an evening of song, celebration and inspiring words from across Canada and closer to home in Alberta.”